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Puppy training update

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So...we got tested on sit/stay tonight. Abby passed. I cheated. LOL! I had a treat in my hand. She will sit very still for a very long time if there is a treat in her future!

We practiced the Come command. She was so bad (went after the dogs at the other end) that we were sent to a quiet aisle to practice! LOL!

DH is still fighting off whatever it is he has, so I took my daughter. She behaved better than my son did last week, but was glued to the cell phone. She was NOT happy when I took it away! I put my phone in one back pocket of my jeans, and hers in the other. I had a lumpy butt! LOL!

We have three more weeks and Abby is doing better. She has a long way to go, but then, so do we! We need to practice more consistently. We'll get there...I swear! emoticon

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BCGIRL74 10/22/2009 8:30AM

    Oh, puppy school, I remember those days!!! We have labs (just one now, the other one passed away just over a year ago) and they were both highly motivated by food. Just like me!!!! We never did get past the treat phase in training. Stick with it, it'll be worth it in the long run!

What kind of puppy do you have now? Oh dear, I'm starting to want another one. Uh oh!! emoticon

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LOVE the Biggest Loser!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I do not watch a lot of television that I have chosen. In other words, DH or the kids generally choose what we are watching. However, on Tuesday nights, I watch The Biggest Loser. If that means I go into my room by myself to watch, so be it! LOL!

Watched tonight and was disappointed that my least favorite person is still there. Oh well, there's always next week!

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JUST_HEATHER 10/21/2009 12:07AM


Same here LOL.

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DANA47 10/21/2009 12:06AM

    I like to watch that show to.

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GEEMAWEST 10/21/2009 12:05AM

    I'm in the same boat that you are. If there is a show I really want to watch I go in the bedroom. I watch Dancing With The Stars and Grey's Anatomy. Sorry things didn't work out as you planned. LOL

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DMCCOMB 10/21/2009 12:02AM

    I think it's inspiring!

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New contacts!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My daughter and I both had our eyes checked about 6 weeks ago and got new prescriptions. The Dr. gave me my daughter's prescription, but wouldn't give me mine until I paid the fill in full (that's fair). So, I paid for her contacts and then submitted the claim to insurance for reimbursement. That finally came this last week.

So, I cashed that check and used the money to go buy my contacts today!! Should have them by this time next week! Yay!! I've got the paperwork to get reimbursed for mine done already. Trying to decide what I will spend that money on. Hmmm...visions of sweaters and new boots and new pants dance in my head...

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AWYEAGLE 10/20/2009 1:41PM

    Sweet! How about some new winter workout clothes for when you are walking the puppy?

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BKNOCK 10/20/2009 12:33PM

    I don't know about you, but with this weather sweaters sound pretty nice!

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Consistency is my goal

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tomorrow night is the end-of-season potluck for my son's football team. That means that I will have my evenings free again...starting on Tuesday. I can start going to the gym again. My cardio minutes will be improved (which helps with a couple of challenges) and I will start to feel better about my exercise routine.

Of course, while I'm typing this, I think of things I need to do every night this week. That's okay. I'll figure out how to get the exercise in. I'm worth it!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/20/2009 11:53AM

    Seems like consistency is always something I'm struggling with...just as I get into it, something will come up...and then I'm struggling to build those habits all over again.
Definitely get it scheduled in, quick!! Before something else falls into that hole, lol.

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JACLYN_1005 10/19/2009 12:44PM

    You can do it!... I still am not good at exercising at all... I just don't want to do it! ... I think I will start making it a priority this week to. My goal is at least 3 days this week... even if it is a half hour a night... Anything is better than nothing... right? emoticon

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/19/2009 10:01AM

    Since your schedule is opening up, remember to put exercising as a priority again. You had a solid reason to put in on the back burner for a while, but it's easy to keep putting things in front of it. So, bring it to the front and get cooking!! lol.

Good luck with consistency.... I'm still struggling with that one myself!


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GEEMAWEST 10/19/2009 12:34AM

    Oh just chill out and take care of yourself, will ya?!

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What a great day!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

So...yesterday, when looking at everything that had to be accomplished, I was getting a little stressed. But, since I'm a planner, I planned out my whole day and figured out that I could have everything done if I followed my timetable...and it wasn't all that strict!

I got up at 6:00 and headed to the gym. Home and showered and breakfast by 8:30. Also got laundry started, kids up and working (they LOVED that!) and started making chocolates. Even had time to talk to work three times before heading to the football game.

Miracle of miracles, the football game started on time! First time all year!!! While I was sitting there, one of the Moms asked me if I would like her to pick up the gift cards for the coaches (Yes!!) and another Mom suggested gift card or cash for her son's birthday (I asked, so totally cool!). That took two whole trips out of my afternoon! That equaled at least two hours!!! That means I had time to come home, relax, play with the dogs (even took them and the kids to the park), Spark, and get my son ready for the sleepover! No stress and everything got done! Woo hoo!!!

To top it all off, tonight was Bunco. I love Bunco because it's a reason to meet with eleven other women, drink, eat and have fun. We each put in $10 and basically call it "Adding to the friend fund" each week. Well....this week, I won!!! That means I have enough money to finish paying for contacts, get my hair done and get at least one bra. Looking to pay for more regular bras and sports bras too, but I'll take what I can get! Woo Hoo!!!

Time to go refill my drink, grab my book and wait for SNL!

Night all!

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BKNOCK 10/18/2009 2:17PM

    Wow, sounds like you had a crazy but good day! Congratulations on winning!

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PHDMAMA06 10/18/2009 9:06AM

    Sounds like a great day!!

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LJRW170 10/18/2009 3:00AM

    Sounds great! It's so nice having a day go even better than planned!

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KLMGSU07 10/18/2009 12:33AM

    Glad you had such a great day!

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STEFFIIE 10/18/2009 12:21AM

    emoticonsounds like a good day to me.

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GEEMAWEST 10/18/2009 12:07AM

    Sounds like a perfect day to me!

It's funny, because yesterday someone thought you wrote "Jay Leno ate my dogs" and today I thought you wrote "What a great idea!" So I was expecting something totally different when I clicked on your blog. What is it about your blogs that make people read something other than what is really there? Hmmm? Makes a person think.

Glad you had such a great day. You deserve it!


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ATTHONEY 10/18/2009 12:02AM

    That is so amazing I wish I had days like that!! Best of luck, keep it up!

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